This blog is geared towards raising awareness within the agriculture sector, environmental topics and agricultural related events within Trinidad and Tobago and the wider world.
Follow my journey as I attend Agricultural events and highlight issues within the sector from a youth perspective. This Blog would try to show the attractive side of agriculture and sensitize the public of the dynamic nature of the sector in an age where food security is of great concern. Environmental issues would also be highlighted as agriculture is dependent on the wellbeing of environment.
Mr. Luke Smith
Location: Trinidad and Tobago
Phone number: 1-868-329-7324
My career objective is to work in a globally competitive environment on challenging assignments that shall yield the benefits of the job satisfaction, steady paced professional growth and self-development.
Currently employed as a trainee at the Ministry of Agriculture, Land & Fisheries in the Extension Division.
BSc. Agribusiness and BSc. Environmental Natural Resources Management
UWI World Food Day 2010, 2014- Volunteer
Open House 2011 Centre of language learning- Volunteer
Social Media Reporter at Fin4agri conference Nairobi, Kenya
Youth for Christ summer camp
WhyFarm (We Help You-th Farm) current ICT Director & AgriEdutainment Officer
UWI Agribusiness Society (past ICT Officer.)
Caribbean Youth Environment Network Trinidad and Tobago Chapter.
Thought For Food Challenge Ambassador http://www.tffchallenge.com/
Campus Crusade for Christ UWI Trinidad, (past social & promotions executive)
Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD)
Conferences and Courses attended
Invest Caribbean (Ignite Caribbean Farm the Future) 2015, Washington DC
Caribbean-Pacific Agri-Food Forum 2015, Barbados
Fin4ag 2014 Nairobi, Kenya http://fin4ag.org/
Presenter at (CFCS) Caribbean Food Crops Society Annual Meeting, 2013.
Presenter at Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2012, Antigua
Attended Thought For Food Challenge 2013 Berlin, Germany. http://www.tffchallenge.com/
Attended Thought For Food Challenge 2015 Lisbon, Portugal. http://www.tffchallenge.com
Attended Thought For Food Challenge 2016 Zurich, Switzerland. http://www.tffchallenge.com/
Attended (GFRAS) Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services 2013 Berlin, Germany. http://www.g-fras.org/
Certificate of participation at the 7th GFRAS Annual Meeting 2016, Limbe, Cameroon.
Attended Indigitous, Panama
Certificate of Participation in the Youth in Entrepreneurship Business Workshop on Agribusiness Enterprises.
Certificate in Compost making
Honors & Awards
3rd Place Winner Action/2015 Caribbean Photography Competition
Trinidad and Tobago National Youth Awards for Agriculture Nominee 2015
1st Place Winner of the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) Media Awards on Water 2015
2nd Place Winner Niherst Science Music Video Competition 2014.
Finalist of YoBloCo Award, Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition 2014.
Computer Literacy in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Project Planner, SPSS
Level 1A Mandarin Chinese from the University of the West Indies Centre for Language and Learning (CLL)
Photography, Videography, Social Media reporting,
Website Development (WordPress platform)